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Groups Offered

Each group can have up to 8 clients, and group membership is stable; after an initial period, new members are not admitted so members can grow in solidarity and safety with each other so that they can share their experiences and their stories. All groups are conducted remotely and are open to residents of Massachusetts and Vermont. Click here to complete the intake form

I offer six-month groups for adults who think they have (or may have) experienced trauma during childhood and are considering any of the following questions: 

•    Even though I have difficult childhood memories, was it really that bad? In other words:

o    Was it right how my parents treated me (what they did and/or did not do)? 
o    Was it right what they led me to believe about myself, about our family, and about how to interact in relationships?

•    Did my childhood experience leave me with emotional and relational difficulties that have significant negative consequences in my present life? 
•    How can I gain awareness of how those present difficulties are linked to my childhood experience, and how can I create a recovery path, a process toward healing?

Click here for a description of the six-month group.

I offer long-term (about three years) groups for adults who have begun to explore their childhood, often in a six-month group, and have recognized evidence of two related experiences:

•    During childhood, they were treated in ways that were not right, that did not meet their legitimate needs, and that as a result they developed core beliefs/assumptions and ways of coping that no longer serve them well.
•    Currently, they have reactions to present situations that stem from those difficult childhood experiences and from the beliefs and coping strategies they learned as a result.

This group has two main goals for clients:

•    to process childhood trauma by reparenting their wounded inner child, so they can finish business about the parents and the system they created.
•    to reclaim intimacy, cultivating interpersonal relationship skills.

I offer couples groups, for when both individuals have begun to recognize that they often react to their partner from their wounded inner child. 

•    Couples grow in understanding childhood trauma and in reparenting their inner child.

•    Couples practice a process for:

o    owning it when they project their inner child’s upset onto the other 
o    increasing intimacy by supporting each other's inner child
o    taking adult responsibility for negotiating the present situation with each other. 

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